On the contrary,the story has evolved in an original way,the Yuri needs it. It is the 2005 version of 1979 series, with certain changes in the animation and other things. Actually, I’m not watching Akanesasu Shoujo, but now I think I should be! var WPGroHo = {"my_hash":""}; ^_^; But this year we saw the completion of a definitive edition by Viz Media. The Japanese Blu-Ray and DVD releases have English subtitles so you, too,  can enjoy this lovely story. Yuri in these anime were a fetish, plain and simple. (I forgot all of their names, bear with me :D). Now let’s see about this final episode. This best anime rankings updated for 2020. And…there I was at AnimeNYC, while the male director and producer gently demanded we all understand this as a story about two people; a story of the development of a relationship, how these two girls in love learn to communicate, and deepen their bonds. I already loved Maki’s development but he never became a major player like Sayaka. It felt like this time around, the pool of possible choices was rather small, but I guess not at all lacking of many, many good titles. In-game toxicity aside, what players of this game create is simply amazing, so, for the third year in a row, I’m featuring some yuri pairing from this game. Yuri Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards 2018. This list covers the best 30 yuri anime shows for you to watch and enjoy. Yuri!!! It has less service and less drama than one could possibly have expected. Honorable Mention: Touko x Sayaka (Bloom Into You) It’s not really fitting, but oh well. But that makes for a good story. As Lena K. says, ” I wished Touko would have opened her eyes and realized what she had all along.” The conflict between her and Mei really brought the best out of Yuzu, and whether it was her rebellious side or the softer side that was trying to help Mei, she’s a character that’s hard not to like. One final note… I’m not sure if either of you have been watching the currently airing Akanesasu Shoujo, and it’s final episode is dropping in 2~ hours from when I post this, but I’ll just give a hint: it was this show that prompted me to suggest Best Yuri Confession, because that 11th episode is giving the title a solid run 😉 The 2d art is really, really dodgy and it makes it hard to watch at times, but I’ve endured through because it’s charming, and I’m *so glad* that it’s risen far beyond yuri subtext to massive, cheesy, romantic confessions. Character designs were handled by Tadashi Hiramatsu, and its music was composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. Change ). ( Log Out /  As an animated version of the original Cutey Honey manga, Cutey Honey Universe is, honestly, quite excellent. This movie, which could easily have been in and out of theaters in a week, just took up space for the entire summer in Japanese theaters, confident, and cool like Kase-san, while  we all bit our nails and watched, like Yamada. 😀 return false; That kiss changed everything for the two of them, and who knows, had it not have happened, maybe Yuzu’s lie about getting a boyfriend after her transfer would’ve actually come true… 😛, Yeah, I’m still playing Overwatch, and yeah, I still pretty much suck at it. I mean, did you see Kagami Fujino?! She’s gorgeous, for one, straightforward from what we saw so far, but also a big mess. To-LIE-Angle is another. We all knew this moment was coming, but it still surprised me with how perfectly it was handled. Sapphire and Ruby’s wedding was everything we’d hoped it could be. // If there's another sharing window open, close it. on Ice. I watched a video compilation of the fall anime season and decided to give this a try, simply because I liked the ending song. // If there's another sharing window open, close it. Anyway, I’m rambling, but both I and my best friend came away very impressed and glad to have watched it, on the whole. Alongside cute gay vampires in Fall 2018 the Yuri Nation was also blessed with cute gay cheerleaders, or should say "chairleaders". 😛. /* */ ^_^; Take magical girls, add music idols, sprinkle every fetish we can cram into a parody of all of the above and hit “blend” and see if it’s palatable. Sunshine!! I knew that Kase-san would top the list, such a fantastic anime! Yeah. Unfortunately, some of these series just didn’t catch on with fans — likely due to shows like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan dominating the headlines. I even wrote a tweet about how this single chapter got me excited enough to finally start reading more: I haven't felt this excited about a new manga in such a long time! From this point on, in Bloom we now have a Triangle romance, and those don’t usually end well. windowOpen.close(); Still trying to wade through many other titles too, though this one is one I’ve got my eyes on for sure. It does deal with a lot of heavy perversions ranging from S&M, male rape (by a bunch of females, that is), bondage, torture, yuri (lesbian love) and incest. Something that seems to have flown under the radar for a lot of people is Akanesasu Shoujo, a surprisingly great and female-oriented show with a group of girls traveling through parallel worlds as they explore both the world’s expectations of them and their own true feelings about who they are and who they want to be. Both have a very long successful working relationship, and some fundamental understanding of each other. 😀, Good question! It just felt like a breath of fresh air, something that has never been done before quite like that, and I enjoyed the living hell out of it. Kisses to charge a certain person’s energy, kisses as a reward for working hard, and kisses to experience something new. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports, Yuri Themes: Cheerleaders Number of Episodes: 12 G-Rating: 11/10 Plot Summary: Kohane Hatoya is a girl who loves to be helpful to others. But with the events of chapter 37 now out, we might just find out pretty soon (hopefully) what Touko’s answer to all of this is 😛, Oh don’t worry shade, I think I’m actually rooting for both 😀 Back during our summer Final Thoughts post, I mentioned how Hanako’s voice actress should get an award for her performance, and lo and behold, I’m the one who’s going to do the honors. It just felt like a breath of fresh air, something that has never been done before quite like that, and I enjoyed the living hell out of it. Triangles always do. Now, adding a beautiful voice, and on top of that, her “pervert resistance”, as I like to call it, and she ended up not only looking good, but also just being interesting and fun to follow as a character. The first list shows series in which interpersonal attraction between females (including trans women) and the incorporation of lesbian themes play a central narrative plot in their genre or storylines. Pretty much agree with you here although you may get your wish (Touko x Sayaka). Probably not an opposite direction, but I have a feeling it’s rather going to be something sad and surprising instead of an happy end with either couple. The melodramatic highway pileup that was Citrus was massively popular as both a manga and an anime. } I am fascinated by how I just cannot like the Outers in this season…and really hope we’ll get the future seasons which will go a long way towards fixing that. Touko could open up Yuu very deeply “The bloom into Yuu thing”, and then leave her hanging. This one doesn’t start off as yuri. It's kind of like gay anime , but with girls instead of guys. I just never see it the way you do… go figure ;p, Also, Touko and Sayaka for life… after reading all your positive things to say I guess I have no choice but to continue with the anime… aw.. Sayaka =(, However. I was really tempted to go with A Place Further Than The Universe, but I’ll surprise even myself and go with Hinamatsuri, which had great characters and comedy, as well as a fun and weird story that always seemed to throw something unexpected at you. I’d say the only negative thing was the fact that it was only an hour long. I would have loved to see them happen…. Sweet Blue Flowers, this new classic of Yuri, wrapped up in 2018 and was already kind of dated a mere 14 years after it premiered in Japan. While the manga leads us to think it’s gonna end with Touko and Yuu, I think that Nakatani will probably go with something totally different. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. /* ]]> */ So, I don’t know how you feel about the show with yuri in the form of “strong emotional connections”, but I definitely advise you this show, if you have not watched it. With this very heartfelt reveal, Sayaka moves from background to foreground big time, and we see the tragic triangle, She also moves to Best Girl as Miyako says because of the purity of her feels, and the steadfastness of her intent. Well, I wouldn’t call Ume Musume yuri, especially after P.A.Works edits. Best pairing is probably going to the official pairing too – that, or Kase and Yamada who were just too cute. jQuery( document.body ).on( 'click', 'a.share-tumblr', function() { Honorable Mention: Sayaka (Bloom Into You). But, it’s a thing. var sc_security="9e4d4078"; Hopefully 2019 will bring us more shows that seemingly come out of nowhere and blow us away with their originality and charm as much as Hinamatsuri did for me. Just like every year, we’ll of course pick our favorites of what 2018 had in store for us. The plot … "A Love Letter for the Marching Puppy" starts out so promising, I can't wait for more!https://t.co/tW3z9yGoXp pic.twitter.com/1jvxite1KC, Honorable Mention: Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~ by Ratana Satis. At some point I even hoped the main pair would split up and we’d see a second chance for a certain ex to shine 😛 Now what makes these kisses so nice is not only the great way they were presented to us, but the way it’s the first time that Yuu actually shows that she doesn’t only like what is being done to her, but that she actually wants more and pretty much goes after that need by kissing Touko back. 😀. And just to make it a little more interactive for your guys as well, we’ll let you decide for your winners in these categories in next weeks post, so please look forward to that~, Now, without further ado, here’s our picks for 2018~. It was at this moment that the years of hype surrounding a potential, That kiss changed everything for the two of them, and who knows, had it not have happened, maybe Yuzu’s lie about getting a boyfriend after her transfer would’ve actually come true…, Feel free to tell us about your picks as well, Yuri Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards 2018, Nostalgic Rainfall by CHiCO with HoneyWorks (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni), Yuri News Update: December 2018 – Part II. Am still talking about how much I love, There were a lot of good options to consider, but there was only one way to go for me. I guess it’s no surprise that the big three, as you call them, were featured in so many categories. It's a little ironic that the oldest series on this list, with its first season having … Of course, Mai came out on top, but that’s for another award. ^_^. Boasting the greatest anime title ever, this show is the most recent project of Kunihiko Ikuhara, famous for his yuri series (another of which appears on this list).Unlike many mainstream yuri, Yuri Kuma Arashi deals with homophobia and features a protagonist who must keep her romance secret. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I seriously just want to see her happy and lovey-dovey with Mei. There are some strangely isolated fanservice moments, just a very very few of the kind that makes you wonder about whether the staff were forced to put them in, but the vast majority of the show rings true for me in terms of thoughtfully depicting, “in this situation, what would female thoughts, female feelings, and female actions be like?” There is in fact a lot of excellent action as the girls embrace the power offered them and become heroes. I think Lena K. leans toward (Touko x Sayaka) ending, and that pairing makes sense to me. ^_^). When you compare Yuzu to the main characters from. Even if it’s only in my head, I’ll continue to see these two as something a little more than friends and wonder what could’ve been…, Honorable Mention: Nostalgic Rainfall by CHiCO with HoneyWorks (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni). for sure, these two are so cute and wholesome. What is Anime-Planet? God, I really just love the gay fandom of this game. Strawberry Panic Is one of the most well-known and best loved Yuri anime series.Strawberry Panic follows a student named Aoi Nagisa, who transfers to an all-girl Catholic school, St. Miator's Girls' Academy, one of three affiliated schools on Astraea Hill. Which makes it hard to sometimes remember that it is actually based on a Yuri manga from Comic Yuri Hime. This was a tough choice! Basically, all characters, no matter how annoying they might have seemed in the beginning, managed to one way or another get me to like them. So far, this seems more like me going on about Sayaka more than anything, but these two seem like such a perfect match that even their super close friendship doesn’t seem like enough. , Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Saki Achiga-hen , Urara Meirochou , Yuri , Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Favourite Non-yuri Anime: Vinland Saga, Beastars, Ascendance of a Bookworm and Dr. Stone. Let’s just hope that the movie was successful enough to get another one made. With Amber Lee Connors, Yukiyo Fujii, Margaret McDonald, Megan Shipman. I’ve already loaded it onto my tablet but I’m just… slow at reading manga! In any case, I would also like to mention the Revue Starlight with all its Utena/Ikuhara and Takarazuka’s influence, girl’s pairs in the style of Maria-sama Mitteru and probably the most comprehensive story in Bushiroad’s all-female franchises. This year’s top Yuri anime list is a tribute to both the past and to the future of Yuri. The recommendation of the first yuri anime you can watch is Netsuzou Trap. While this was a great year for yuri anime, I don’t think it was that great for everything else, and choosing between shows that are—at best—just “very good” was really difficult. }); Nicely animated, exceedingly well-voice acted, the characters worked so much better as an anime than I could have expected, it was quite remarkable. My concern is that Yuu could be badly hurt and scared in this triangle. It is real. These lists display stories in anime and manga according to the role yuri plays in them. If you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions. Tied for 9th are three anime that all hit the same score for Yuri in their respective reviews here on Okazu. In keeping with the retro feel of 2018,  sweet  romance was paired with a massive dose of creepy fanservice and violence as one ought to expect with anything touched by my hero role model Go Nagai. As much as I liked Yuu x Touko, there was no denying these two, who were absolutely adorable together, and it was a pleasure watching them share the screen. And now, we’re going to step away from the past with no regrets, and a final nod of thanks for the fun. Did you?! Given Mei’s personality, it’s a good thing that Yuzu was sweet instead of sour, and it helped her sweep this award, so way to go, gyaru girl! I actually do hope for Sayaka and Touko to be a thing… they work so well together. and manages to transform the rom-com genre—that over the years started to bore me more and more—into something fun and exciting to watch. For me, this was it. Okazu Hero Roll. I seriously can’t decide, but it’s probably just a mix of all of these. And GRANBELM as well, definitely a rough gem but a gem nonetheless. She’s still quite mysterious, as she goes back and forth between treating poor little Shinobu like a strict instructor and something far more similar to a caring partner. My personal non-yuri anime of the year is the oddball choice of MoDaoZushi – a Chinese anime, featuring Boys Love (though, that stuff was offloaded to later seasons, and China’s new laws are likely to be mean it won’t go beyond subtext now), but mostly succeeds on the back of its epic, and tragic, fantasy story. From lesbian shenanigans at Saint Jogakuen to Genet’s seduction of Natsuko, to Natsuko and Honey’s love for one another, this anime covered the whole gamut of Yuri. Whichever yuri shows you love, be sure to vote for them so that they can rise to the top of this yuri anime list. While Yuu and Touko were pussyfooting around, Sayaka was always the one who was by Touko’s side, and even though it’s not in the exact way I’d prefer, Touko and Sayaka seem to need each other. Founded in 2001 as the first anime & manga recommendation database. If you need to contact us, feel free to write us an email: yurireviews@gmail.com, Yeah, Yuu is all fine, but damn. It’s strange to see, but quite intriguing. Just after the “doujinshi” incident, I have a rather contradictory attitude to shiping around Uma Musume. There were a lot of good options to consider, but there was only one way to go for me. Sayaka’s cafe scene just fills me with happy tears, and it’s probably the most important Coming Out scene I’ve seen, proving that support is everything. So, to set the stage for moving forward, we’ll begin with those regressive looks at love between girls in 2018. I actually really enjoyed reading Blooming Sequence, but at some point, it just got less and less interesting. The theatrical release of Asagao to Kase-san was a miracle. Yeah, Yuu is all fine, but damn. It was very heartfelt and showed great understanding of LGBT-Japanese issues, and furthermore showed us that happiness exists beyond romance, lesbianism exists beyond weird and somewhat unhealthy relationships and exists even when single. =P, oh and one more thing… I think you made a mistake with Brigitte there…it should be D.va and Tracer 😉. Kashimashi. ^_^. What can I actually say about this anime that I haven’t already said? Well, I dropped Rain; I didn’t bother with Bunny Senpai (it’s been compared to a myriad of shows and none of which I like) and Hinamatsuri didn’t do enough for me. You are one of the few people who point out the Cafe Scene in Bloom (CH12-#9-21) where Sayaka confesses if not to Touko then to Miyako of the Echo cafe. I really need to read that Marching Puppy manga. Okazu Glossary of Terms, Subcribe to Okazu or Sponsor a Review It’s not the best Yuri anime of the year, but in any other year, it absolutely would have been. Its lovingly made by people who clearly love the characters. That’s how good this one is~. Yuri!!! windowOpen = window.open( jQuery( this ).attr( 'href' ), 'wpcomtwitter', 'menubar=1,resizable=1,width=600,height=350' ); Was it the bunny girl costume that first captured my attention or was it her brilliant personality? [CDATA[ */ if ( 'undefined' !== typeof windowOpen ) { It threw out all of the unnecessary stuff and simply focused on Yamada and Kase, and I couldn’t ask for anything more than that. Hello! Or maybe I just like beautiful characters with long, dark hair, seeing that last years pick was Jabami Yumeko. Is Touko’s crush on Yuu just playtime or does she really love Yuu? Does Touko really love Yuu or is she just crushing on a plaything? I know what I said about Touko and Sayaka, but, oh man, Yuzu is just like a national treasure. Actually, I thought so too, but then Bloom Into You just hit so hard that I just have to go with that one instead. Oh, and space bears invade Earth to eat girls. No, it’s very fitting! Or three…, This was a tough choice! Let’s just hope that the movie was successful enough to get another one made. It's true that a lot of anime have yuri moments to them, but the shows listed below truly belong in the yuri genre. Yuri Anime: Top 30+ Yuri Anime of All Time. Surely not! on Ice (Japanese: ユーリ!!! We will see where she takes us. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Speaking of of someone somewhere in positions of editorial power, there is nothing that says “happily-ever-after” like a vaguely incestuous relationship, filled with emotional abuse and sexual harassment. Very interested to see what Ms Nakatani Nio will pull out of the hat! They’re some of the biggest yuri works and have had suitable adaptions (though I would have liked Citrus’ to go on a bit longer). That’s how good this one is, It was a really great year for yuri anime, but it all came down to the big three, and for me, I have to give it to, Don’t get me wrong, I like a healthy dose of drama, and I like a slow-burning romance, but what I like even more than those things is a straightforward romance that’s as cute and sweet as you’ll find in any anime. This year Steven Universe premiered an episode that Rebcecca Sugar said had been in her sights since the very beginning…an episode about love. return false; I read a portion of the manga, so I had a good idea of what to expect from Yuzu, yet I was still a little surprised that she turned out to be such a caring big sister. No YNN report this week, we have bigger fish to fry. I couldn’t get into any of your non-yuri shows this year, sadly. I actually went through somewhat of a reading slump this year, only rarely finding time or interest in picking up a new work, or even an ongoing one. Triangles are difficult to resolve without someone getting hurt, and sometimes all three take a hit in the heart. One of which would be, Whoops. I guess I can call it that. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. A yuri anime, featuring mecha, politics, military, and love. (I’m not sure, but I better figure it out for my end of anime review! ( Log Out /  Citrus for being so energetic and over the top, Bloom for taking a more psychological approach, and Kase-san for it’s sheer cuteness and fluffiness! Sayaka’s fear of Touko finding someone else and moving on without her is heartbreaking, and even though she handles it about as well as you could, you still have to feel bad for her, and I wished Touko would have opened her eyes and realized what she had all along. & Commenting Guidelines Rather, it is another all-female franchise that uses Class S stuff to use shipping to maintain interest in the franchise. I have so much to say but don’t know how to say it all lol. That’s right, not only did I pick Kase-san as my Best Yuri Anime of 2019, I went with Kase and Yamada as my pick for Best Yuri Canon Pairing as well. jQuery( document.body ).on( 'click', 'a.share-facebook', function() { We will see where Miss Nakatani takes this one. Click to manage book marks. I’d say the only negative thing was the fact that it was only an hour long. Sunshine!! Happy 25th anniversary to a series that I’d never defend as “good,” but which changed my life forever. However, if someone else sees yuri in it, then there is nothing wrong with that. 😛. Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, and Yuri Anime 2016 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2017. She’s so stunning that some people… ^_^. /*